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Poster: docdtv Date: Apr 8, 2005 7:57pm
Forum: millionbooks Subject: Re: Do allow browsing by LC number, please

Well, molly, all I'd like you to do is also sort the collection as does a traditional library. For an extant online example (LC system) of this, see:
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/subjects.html
An LC search could substitute IF (1) You link to an LC-system atlas & (2) You allow matching of an incomplete LC template by all compatible titles.

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Poster: docdtv Date: Apr 8, 2005 8:41pm
Forum: millionbooks Subject: Re: Do allow browsing by LC number, please

Find the "horse's mouth" concerning the LC outline at: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/lccowp.html
(But I think this is a limited-detail hierachy.)
To get the LC call number of a book, look it up at:
http://catalog.loc.gov/

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Poster: Greg Lindahl Date: Apr 16, 2005 2:31pm
Forum: millionbooks Subject: Re: Do allow browsing by LC number, please

One nice thing about LOC classifications is that you can look at books nearby other books on the shelf, so to speak. I see a lot of electronic library catalogues offering this feature, and I certainly have used it in person with real shelves quite a lot over the years.